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Hi, Can someone explain me what is the difference between
i am done
i have done.
I have done means just before i have completed that work it has happened in the past (present perfect).
But i dont know when to use "I am done"

Please guide me.

Thanks
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You can say "I'm done." when you've just finished doing something. "I have done (I've done) is unlikely without "it" following it. It often means that you succeeded in whatever you were doing. (I've done it!)
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For example, Now I am writing an exam, after finishing it can I say "I am finished my exam"

You can say these:

I'm done.
I've finished the exam.
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Hi Ivanhr,

Can i ues "I am done" for immediate past action?

For example, Now i writing exam, after finishing it i can say "i am finished my exam"

Am i right?
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ezhilreHi, Can someone explain me what is the difference between i am done i have done.I have done means just before i have completed that work it has happened in the past (present perfect). But i dont know when to use "I am done"Please guide me.Thanks
When people say " I am done", it depends on the situation to decipher the precise meaning. I am out with a friend in a Chinese buffet restaurant and we both have taken several trips to the steam tables and Sushi counter. Finally, my friend said " I can't take another bite; I am done". In this context, It meant he is finished eating, which is the same as " Iam done eating". Be aware, "finsihed" and "done" are not being used passively in this usage. They are verbal adjectives. If Mary said " I am done with John", she really meant she has terminated the relationship.

If I say " I have done a lot to help you over the years, but I am done baby-sitting you". What I mean is, I've watched your every step to make sure you didn't fall flat on your face, but I can't keep on because you are not helping yourself. ( I am done!). The first "done" is a present perfect component ( past participle). The latter "done" is a verbal adjective.

Hope it helps...

I am done is correct. In this case the done there is acting as a participle adjective which describes a feeling.


Examples include;

I am bored.

It is finished.

It is closed.

anonymous

I am done is correct. In this case the done there is acting as a participle adjective which describes a feeling.


Examples include;

I am bored.

It is finished.

It is closed.

Neither 'done' nor any of your examples except 'bored' describe a feeling.

Those are states.

But, by the way, maybe you don't realize it, but you are answering a question that was asked and answered many years ago.

Why not answer questions that are more recent? That way there's a better chance that the person who asked the question is still participating on our forum.

CJ

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